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Course Description:

English I provides opportunities to expand and strengthen writing and reading and thinking skills.  Students will work with 2 thematic units of study in each semester. Usage and mechanical skills are taught in the context of composition. 

Units Covered:

  •     Tolerance
  •     Identity
  •     Relationships
  •     Intro to Writing

Literary Resources:

Who Am I

Speak  - Laurie Halse Anderson

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes – Chris Crutcher

A Child Called It
– Dave Pelzer

Anthem – Ayn Rand - Honors

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

To Kill a Mockingbird
– Harper Lee

A Farewell to Manzanar
– Jeanne Houston and David Houston 


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